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Multnomah Zen, a four waterfall scenic hiking experience
Multnomah Falls and other waterfalls and vistas of the Columbia Gorge are astonishing icons of geology, the sort that have inspired mythology and lore of warriors, gods and passions in every world culture. Meet the tallest waterfall in the state, and a few of the shorter but even more stunning ones, too; falls which could only be the daughters and sons of legend. In this half-day experience, we will explore wonders with some short hikes (totaling less than 2.5 miles/4 km) and visits to overlooks and vistas that will have you gasping in awe. While Multnomah Falls and its iconic Benson Bridge are together the most-visited tourist attraction in the Portland area, they are only a part of our experience. We will meet at our shop in inner SE Portland, where we'll ride in our comfortable Sprinter and Transit vans to the nearby gorge. Depending on weather conditions, we could visit a few small hidden waterfalls or spectacular plunge-style falls whose columnar basalt has us learning words for "amazing" in other languages. We'll also tell you stories, geology, botany and oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and wild spirits and about the oldest North American civilization, forever altered by “manifest destiny." Please note we book directly as well as through AirBNB, and your group may be up to 10.
Fragrance Design Workshop
We’ll introduce you to the process and materials that comprise fragrance creation. We'll spend about half the workshop smelling our way through a selection of over 30 raw ingredients, while discussing fragrance and blending techniques. You'll spend the remainder of the workshop developing and blending your own fragrance, with tips and pointers along the way. After this, you'll turn your fragrance into an oil-based roll-on personal fragrance. You’ll take home your very own scent creation compounded and mixed into a 10mL roll-on bottle of perfume. Other things to note: Avoid wearing strong fragrances to this workshop as it may disrupt yours' and others' olfactory experience.
Weird-Bar Crawl with Fanatical Local
HEY. Do you want to see Portland through the eyes of its BIGGEST FAN? Are you curious about communities that prioritize PEOPLE, CREATIVITY, and CRAFT BEERS? Are you ready to embark on an ALL YOU CAN PORTLAND BUFFET through a walking tour featuring LOCAL HOTSPOTS and COOL STORIES? Then I’ve got the adventure for you: THIS TOUR. This walking tour explores where the locals go for Portland's nightlife! I show you the soul of the city by immersing you in its neighborhood culture. This means checking out a neighborhood district, drinking taps from neighborhood breweries, and getting the neighborhood perspective by interacting with someone who lives here! By the end of the walking tour, we’ll have made a mildly-inebriated adventure from seeing why the people of Portland are the attraction of the city. People who find this tour meaningful: 1. People who prefer a Drink, Eat, Drink night rather than a Drink, Drink, Drink night. 2. People who prefer to explore with welcoming friends rather than alone. 3. People who enjoy open-minded discussions and appreciate collecting new perspectives. 4. People with no time to grow roots in the city, but want to know where they'd hang out if they lived here. "I could see myself moving to Portland." - Every Person, from Everywhere Don't see a time frame that works? Message me for special arrangements! LET'S GET WEIRD.
Three waterfalls tour including Multnomah Falls and Vista
Meet downtown and head to the Columbia Gorge to enjoy 3 amazing waterfalls. All of the waterfalls are located in the Columbia Gorge which is about 30 mins outside of Portland. Each of the hikes will be about a mile or less. We will have the opportunity to get as close as you like to the falls and learn about this amazing part of the world. This experience is appropriate for all fitness levels. Other things to note It might be a good idea to bring some shoes with decent traction but it's not absolutely necessary. We will be traveling through the Historic Columbia River Highway, which was completed in 1915 and is now considered a National Historic Landmark. We will see 3 amazing waterfalls all within the Columbia Gorge. We will also stop by the Vista House. -Latourell falls- At 249 feet, it is a .4 mile hike roundtrip. -Bridal Veil falls- At 118 feet, it is a 1.4 mile hike roundtrip. -Multnomah Falls- At 620, is is a .4 miles hike roundtrip.
Create custom stamped jewelry in Portland artist studio
Upon your arrival at my studio in SW Portland there will be snacks as well as still & sparkling water while we introduce ourselves and discuss the plan for the class. I will teach you some of the basics of stamping charms and several of the different techniques you can use. You will have time to practice these skills on your sample charm, getting a feel for design placement, hammering and creating texture. You'll have the option of making different shapes of charms stamped with your words or designs of choice. At this point you may also purchase extra charms to stamp if you wish. When you are finished stamping your charms, we will discuss jewelry assembly. You will leave the experience with a complete necklace (or bracelet) including two sterling silver charms stamped by you, and a sterling silver necklace or bracelet, the perfect souvenir whether you are visiting Portland or a local. Other things to note: You will need to make your own way to & from my studio. Bathroom is available if necessary, but not on the premises. Please contact me if you would prefer another day for the class!

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Активности во близина на Old Town Chinatown

Препорачано од 16 локални жители

Weird Portland Pub Tour - Bigfoot, UFOs, Beards and More
Join us on this walking pub tour and discover the weirdest things about Portland, Oregon. Have you heard about the guy who rides a unicycle around playing a bagpipe with flames shooting out of it? Or how about the farmers who snapped a photo of a UFO? Bigfoot sightings anyone? YOU HAVEN’T? This tour is for you! In Portland we LOVE to be different, unique, weird and wacky. People are encouraged to let their freak flag fly, wear whatever they want and be themselves. We’ve got stories of Portland’s weirdest gatherings and locals who do unbelievable things – from hijacking airplanes to creating a museum of oddities and searching for Bigfoot. If you’re visiting Portland and want to see the city from a local’s perspective, we’ve got you covered. Outside of the busy downtown area this tour is located in one of the cities vibrant neighborhoods. We visit quirky, unique local breweries where natives have been going for years. You’ll experience tried and true local favorites. The tour starts at Rogue Eastside Pub + Brewery and includes 1 full beer at the first stop. Drinks can be purchased at additional stops if you’d like. Your tour guide is an expert on local Portland legends, culture and the weirdness that makes the city tick.
Weird-Bar Crawl with Fanatical Local
HEY. Do you want to see Portland through the eyes of its BIGGEST FAN? Are you curious about communities that prioritize PEOPLE, CREATIVITY, and CRAFT BEERS? Are you ready to embark on an ALL YOU CAN PORTLAND BUFFET through a walking tour featuring LOCAL HOTSPOTS and COOL STORIES? Then I’ve got the adventure for you: THIS TOUR. This walking tour explores where the locals go for Portland's nightlife! I show you the soul of the city by immersing you in its neighborhood culture. This means checking out a neighborhood district, drinking taps from neighborhood breweries, and getting the neighborhood perspective by interacting with someone who lives here! By the end of the walking tour, we’ll have made a mildly-inebriated adventure from seeing why the people of Portland are the attraction of the city. People who find this tour meaningful: 1. People who prefer a Drink, Eat, Drink night rather than a Drink, Drink, Drink night. 2. People who prefer to explore with welcoming friends rather than alone. 3. People who enjoy open-minded discussions and appreciate collecting new perspectives. 4. People with no time to grow roots in the city, but want to know where they'd hang out if they lived here. "I could see myself moving to Portland." - Every Person, from Everywhere Don't see a time frame that works? Message me for special arrangements! LET'S GET WEIRD.
Three waterfalls tour including Multnomah Falls and Vista
Meet downtown and head to the Columbia Gorge to enjoy 3 amazing waterfalls. All of the waterfalls are located in the Columbia Gorge which is about 30 mins outside of Portland. Each of the hikes will be about a mile or less. We will have the opportunity to get as close as you like to the falls and learn about this amazing part of the world. This experience is appropriate for all fitness levels. Other things to note It might be a good idea to bring some shoes with decent traction but it's not absolutely necessary. We will be traveling through the Historic Columbia River Highway, which was completed in 1915 and is now considered a National Historic Landmark. We will see 3 amazing waterfalls all within the Columbia Gorge. We will also stop by the Vista House. -Latourell falls- At 249 feet, it is a .4 mile hike roundtrip. -Bridal Veil falls- At 118 feet, it is a 1.4 mile hike roundtrip. -Multnomah Falls- At 620, is is a .4 miles hike roundtrip.
Fragrance Design Workshop
We’ll introduce you to the process and materials that comprise fragrance creation. We'll spend about half the workshop smelling our way through a selection of over 30 raw ingredients, while discussing fragrance and blending techniques. You'll spend the remainder of the workshop developing and blending your own fragrance, with tips and pointers along the way. After this, you'll turn your fragrance into an oil-based roll-on personal fragrance. You’ll take home your very own scent creation compounded and mixed into a 10mL roll-on bottle of perfume. Other things to note: Avoid wearing strong fragrances to this workshop as it may disrupt yours' and others' olfactory experience.
Downtown Coffee & Donut Tour
Come walk around the bustling streets of Downtown Portland with your local guide and discover why Portland is the coffee and donut capital of the world! We'll visit several genuinely local craft coffee houses for an interactive look at different styles and flavors of coffee. Plus we’ll munch on a bunch of locally-made donuts from shops you can only find right here in Portland. We like to think this the perfect way to discover Downtown Portland, see where locals get their coffee and donut fix, and have fun! Some things you can expect: - At least three different types of coffee and plenty of donuts at a total of 4-5 different shops. (Reasonable drinking sizes that most coffee drinkers can handle and enjoy.) - Devour several different flavors of classic donuts from a tiny donut shop. - Learn all about coffee and its history, including how coffee's third wave movement started right here in Portland! - Walk around the bustling streets of downtown to discover Portland’s quirkiness and preserved remnants of an historic past. - Learn the technique of brewing the perfect cup of coffee from a barista extraordinaire. - Visit the most unique Portland donut shop and find out why the donuts take 3-days to make. - Stand in Pioneer Courthouse Square and learn all about “Portland’s Living Room”. *We do not visit Voodoo or Blue Star during this tour as they are on the common tourist track.

Активности во близина на Pearl District

Препорачано од 132 локални жители

Multnomah Zen, a four waterfall scenic hiking experience
Multnomah Falls and other waterfalls and vistas of the Columbia Gorge are astonishing icons of geology, the sort that have inspired mythology and lore of warriors, gods and passions in every world culture. Meet the tallest waterfall in the state, and a few of the shorter but even more stunning ones, too; falls which could only be the daughters and sons of legend. In this half-day experience, we will explore wonders with some short hikes (totaling less than 2.5 miles/4 km) and visits to overlooks and vistas that will have you gasping in awe. While Multnomah Falls and its iconic Benson Bridge are together the most-visited tourist attraction in the Portland area, they are only a part of our experience. We will meet at our shop in inner SE Portland, where we'll ride in our comfortable Sprinter and Transit vans to the nearby gorge. Depending on weather conditions, we could visit a few small hidden waterfalls or spectacular plunge-style falls whose columnar basalt has us learning words for "amazing" in other languages. We'll also tell you stories, geology, botany and oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and wild spirits and about the oldest North American civilization, forever altered by “manifest destiny." Please note we book directly as well as through AirBNB, and your group may be up to 10.
Pottery Wheel Lesson at Artist Loft
Each person gets 1 hour on the wheel! This experience is 2 hours for 2 people. If it's just you book for one person. If there are two, please book two slots. The first 5 minutes of class I will give you a brief tour of Everett Station Lofts. I will then take you upstairs to the my shared art studios loft. You will get access to a local Portland artists’ studio and a chance to see behind the scenes of the artists’ process as well as works in progress. What is unique about this space is all of the residents are practicing artists. It is a great space to get a peek into the Portland art scene. I will start the instruction by explaining the main principles of wheel throwing technique using visual aids. We will then move into the practical instruction. I will instruct you on centering the clay on the wheel, using the coning technique to prep the clay, and finally pulling the clay into its final form. You will have enough time to make between 1-2 pieces depending on what you choose to create. Some great first project ideas include: mug, bowl, etc. You might get muddy! Each students get 1 hour of instruction time. Come with a strong vision in mind or we can create something unique together! The goal of this class is for you to leave with a solid knowledge of beginner wheel throwing technique
Haunted Pub Tour and Beer Tasting
Explore the dark side of Portland and taste local beer on this award winning walking tour. We begin with 3 beer samples at a local brewery where patrons regularly experience paranormal activity. After tasting their beer, we'll walk through the Historic Old Town District with beautiful cobblestone streets and brick buildings. 100 years ago this area of Portland was home to many less savory establishments – opium dens, brothels, and underground speakeasies. These criminal enterprises soon became the largest smuggling operations in the US. Where these gangsters went, death and destruction followed. You’ll hear stories of murders, cover ups, unexplained paranormal activity and the Portland's the notorious Shanghai Tunnels. The tour ends with 3 additional beer samples at Old Town Pizza. Located in Portland's most haunted building, this iconic pub is home to the prolific ghost of Nina. Hosted by the longest running ghost tour in Portland. Awards include: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (5 years in a row) and 300+ 5 star reviews. Tours are led by local guides who have a passion for storytelling. All guests must be 21 or older. Nonalcoholic beverages are available.
Edible Mushrooms for Beginners Hike
Come learn the basics of mushroom hunting in this field class and hike. I'll introduce important ID concepts, and a dozen beginner-friendly species of the Pacific Northwest. Of course we will cover critical safety advice. The field class portion will be about 1 to 1. 5 hours, and then we'll explore and mushroom hunt for another 2 hours on a hike. The whole experience will be outdoors. I ask that participants either show their vaccination card, or wear a mask when within 10 feet of others. (I'm fully vaccinated and boosted.) We'll be able to spread out at times on the hike, at which time folks can take a break from masking. Some hunting off the trail will be done for those who want to. Bring water, raingear and grippy hiking shoes/boots, at a minimum. I'll provide you with a folding knife, field guides to share, and a bag for collecting mushrooms, if you don't have these items. I always carry the ten essentials of hiking, like a first aid kit, flashlights, etc. I look forward to a great day exploring, learning, and discovering amazing mushrooms together!
Discover Portland By Bike Tour
The essential introduction to Portland. We’ll hop on well-traveled bike lanes stopping to admire the views of downtown, the river and the city’s many bridges. Then we ride along the waterfront past the brick and cast iron fronted buildings of Old Town built in the 19th and early 20th century. Next our tour will head into Chinatown where the streets once teemed with immigrants from all over the world. From there we’ll roll through the Pearl District where turn-of-the-century warehouses have been turned into art galleries, shops, restaurants and condos. We’ll pass Henry Weinhard’s 140 year old brewery before heading downtown. The tour cruises past a number of our favorite food carts before entering the South Park Blocks – separated from the North blocks by a century of legal battles. We’ll pedal through Oregon’s largest university then turn downhill to the waterfront and the Willamette River, lifeblood of the city and state. Time permitting, we'll ride into some east side neighborhoods with food carts, gorgeous houses, rose gardens and vibrant shopping districts before crossing the river again. Ebike upgrade, only $20! PLease note in your booking and we'll get you set up. *In order to offer livable wages to our guides, if only 1 person books, a supplement of $20 will be charged upon arrival.

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Multnomah Zen, a four waterfall scenic hiking experience
Multnomah Falls and other waterfalls and vistas of the Columbia Gorge are astonishing icons of geology, the sort that have inspired mythology and lore of warriors, gods and passions in every world culture. Meet the tallest waterfall in the state, and a few of the shorter but even more stunning ones, too; falls which could only be the daughters and sons of legend. In this half-day experience, we will explore wonders with some short hikes (totaling less than 2.5 miles/4 km) and visits to overlooks and vistas that will have you gasping in awe. While Multnomah Falls and its iconic Benson Bridge are together the most-visited tourist attraction in the Portland area, they are only a part of our experience. We will meet at our shop in inner SE Portland, where we'll ride in our comfortable Sprinter and Transit vans to the nearby gorge. Depending on weather conditions, we could visit a few small hidden waterfalls or spectacular plunge-style falls whose columnar basalt has us learning words for "amazing" in other languages. We'll also tell you stories, geology, botany and oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and wild spirits and about the oldest North American civilization, forever altered by “manifest destiny." Please note we book directly as well as through AirBNB, and your group may be up to 10.
Pottery Wheel Lesson at Artist Loft
Each person gets 1 hour on the wheel! This experience is 2 hours for 2 people. If it's just you book for one person. If there are two, please book two slots. The first 5 minutes of class I will give you a brief tour of Everett Station Lofts. I will then take you upstairs to the my shared art studios loft. You will get access to a local Portland artists’ studio and a chance to see behind the scenes of the artists’ process as well as works in progress. What is unique about this space is all of the residents are practicing artists. It is a great space to get a peek into the Portland art scene. I will start the instruction by explaining the main principles of wheel throwing technique using visual aids. We will then move into the practical instruction. I will instruct you on centering the clay on the wheel, using the coning technique to prep the clay, and finally pulling the clay into its final form. You will have enough time to make between 1-2 pieces depending on what you choose to create. Some great first project ideas include: mug, bowl, etc. You might get muddy! Each students get 1 hour of instruction time. Come with a strong vision in mind or we can create something unique together! The goal of this class is for you to leave with a solid knowledge of beginner wheel throwing technique
Fragrance Design Workshop
We’ll introduce you to the process and materials that comprise fragrance creation. We'll spend about half the workshop smelling our way through a selection of over 30 raw ingredients, while discussing fragrance and blending techniques. You'll spend the remainder of the workshop developing and blending your own fragrance, with tips and pointers along the way. After this, you'll turn your fragrance into an oil-based roll-on personal fragrance. You’ll take home your very own scent creation compounded and mixed into a 10mL roll-on bottle of perfume. Other things to note: Avoid wearing strong fragrances to this workshop as it may disrupt yours' and others' olfactory experience.
Weird-Bar Crawl with Fanatical Local
HEY. Do you want to see Portland through the eyes of its BIGGEST FAN? Are you curious about communities that prioritize PEOPLE, CREATIVITY, and CRAFT BEERS? Are you ready to embark on an ALL YOU CAN PORTLAND BUFFET through a walking tour featuring LOCAL HOTSPOTS and COOL STORIES? Then I’ve got the adventure for you: THIS TOUR. This walking tour explores where the locals go for Portland's nightlife! I show you the soul of the city by immersing you in its neighborhood culture. This means checking out a neighborhood district, drinking taps from neighborhood breweries, and getting the neighborhood perspective by interacting with someone who lives here! By the end of the walking tour, we’ll have made a mildly-inebriated adventure from seeing why the people of Portland are the attraction of the city. People who find this tour meaningful: 1. People who prefer a Drink, Eat, Drink night rather than a Drink, Drink, Drink night. 2. People who prefer to explore with welcoming friends rather than alone. 3. People who enjoy open-minded discussions and appreciate collecting new perspectives. 4. People with no time to grow roots in the city, but want to know where they'd hang out if they lived here. "I could see myself moving to Portland." - Every Person, from Everywhere Don't see a time frame that works? Message me for special arrangements! LET'S GET WEIRD.
Three waterfalls tour including Multnomah Falls and Vista
Meet downtown and head to the Columbia Gorge to enjoy 3 amazing waterfalls. All of the waterfalls are located in the Columbia Gorge which is about 30 mins outside of Portland. Each of the hikes will be about a mile or less. We will have the opportunity to get as close as you like to the falls and learn about this amazing part of the world. This experience is appropriate for all fitness levels. Other things to note It might be a good idea to bring some shoes with decent traction but it's not absolutely necessary. We will be traveling through the Historic Columbia River Highway, which was completed in 1915 and is now considered a National Historic Landmark. We will see 3 amazing waterfalls all within the Columbia Gorge. We will also stop by the Vista House. -Latourell falls- At 249 feet, it is a .4 mile hike roundtrip. -Bridal Veil falls- At 118 feet, it is a 1.4 mile hike roundtrip. -Multnomah Falls- At 620, is is a .4 miles hike roundtrip.
Haunted Pub Tour and Beer Tasting
Explore the dark side of Portland and taste local beer on this award winning walking tour. We begin with 3 beer samples at a local brewery where patrons regularly experience paranormal activity. After tasting their beer, we'll walk through the Historic Old Town District with beautiful cobblestone streets and brick buildings. 100 years ago this area of Portland was home to many less savory establishments – opium dens, brothels, and underground speakeasies. These criminal enterprises soon became the largest smuggling operations in the US. Where these gangsters went, death and destruction followed. You’ll hear stories of murders, cover ups, unexplained paranormal activity and the Portland's the notorious Shanghai Tunnels. The tour ends with 3 additional beer samples at Old Town Pizza. Located in Portland's most haunted building, this iconic pub is home to the prolific ghost of Nina. Hosted by the longest running ghost tour in Portland. Awards include: Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (5 years in a row) and 300+ 5 star reviews. Tours are led by local guides who have a passion for storytelling. All guests must be 21 or older. Nonalcoholic beverages are available.
Edible Mushrooms for Beginners Hike
Come learn the basics of mushroom hunting in this field class and hike. I'll introduce important ID concepts, and a dozen beginner-friendly species of the Pacific Northwest. Of course we will cover critical safety advice. The field class portion will be about 1 to 1. 5 hours, and then we'll explore and mushroom hunt for another 2 hours on a hike. The whole experience will be outdoors. I ask that participants either show their vaccination card, or wear a mask when within 10 feet of others. (I'm fully vaccinated and boosted.) We'll be able to spread out at times on the hike, at which time folks can take a break from masking. Some hunting off the trail will be done for those who want to. Bring water, raingear and grippy hiking shoes/boots, at a minimum. I'll provide you with a folding knife, field guides to share, and a bag for collecting mushrooms, if you don't have these items. I always carry the ten essentials of hiking, like a first aid kit, flashlights, etc. I look forward to a great day exploring, learning, and discovering amazing mushrooms together!
Old-Growth Tree Climbing at Silver Falls State Park
Do something incredibly unique, climb huge old-growth trees 100-300 ft tall. Explore and learn about unique ecosystem and wildlife of trees. Once you reach the top of the canopy, enjoy an incredible views. Great for groups, teams, and team-building. Our itinerary will consist of: 1) Meeting and introducing ourselves 2) Signing a liability waiver 3) Listening to a safety talk and gear overview 4) Participating in a climbing techniques tutorial 5) Getting geared-up and checked by your guide 6) Completing a practice climb on our intro tree 7) Hiking to the more secluded climbing trees 8) Climbing on multiple trees, between 150 and 300 feet high at Silver Falls State Park. Depending on the group and the climbers' ability, you will ascend one or two trees. Climbing 20 stories up in coastal Douglas fir trees offering a shocking perspective and a view few have ever seen. A guide will be climbing in the trees with the group. 9) eating a snack, and drinking water (please bring) 10) Descending the tree using an automatic locking belay device 11) Smiling, giving high-fives, and heading back. Other things to note Before you arrive you should know that canopy climbing can be physically and mentally challenging for some, especially those with little lower body strength, or those considered obese or overweight. We have battery power ascenders for people who need assistance.
A Sanctuary for Wildcats
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Sanctuary life and the wildcats we care for. This is a unique opportunity to learn about a true Sanctuary and to see the more than eighty animals that live here. Because we aren't a zoo, you'll see the animals in a relaxed, peaceful setting, unlike anything you've experienced before. Included in the tour you'll see lions, tigers, cheetahs, cougars, bobcats, servals, caracals, hybrid and domestic cats as well as our farm animal rescues. Tours are limited to four people maximum and two people MINIMUM with no children under the age of fourteen. (That allows us to provide a personal experience without adding stress to the wildcats. You'll hear the heartbreaking stories, meet the animals and see their personalities. *Please note, tours are not available for a single guest, the minimum is two people or tours do not happen. Walking tours run for about two hours. We have golf carts available as needed. Please dress for the weather and no open-toe shoes. Tours must have at least two people and no more than four. There is no contact between guests and animals, but you will have the opportunity to see them up close and personal for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Photos are NOT allowed to be taken at the Sanctuary. Other things to note: Silverton, Oregon is only seven miles away and there are several excellent restaurants to choose from.
Create custom stamped jewelry in Portland artist studio
Upon your arrival at my studio in SW Portland there will be snacks as well as still & sparkling water while we introduce ourselves and discuss the plan for the class. I will teach you some of the basics of stamping charms and several of the different techniques you can use. You will have time to practice these skills on your sample charm, getting a feel for design placement, hammering and creating texture. You'll have the option of making different shapes of charms stamped with your words or designs of choice. At this point you may also purchase extra charms to stamp if you wish. When you are finished stamping your charms, we will discuss jewelry assembly. You will leave the experience with a complete necklace (or bracelet) including two sterling silver charms stamped by you, and a sterling silver necklace or bracelet, the perfect souvenir whether you are visiting Portland or a local. Other things to note: You will need to make your own way to & from my studio. Bathroom is available if necessary, but not on the premises. Please contact me if you would prefer another day for the class!
Downtown Coffee & Donut Tour
Come walk around the bustling streets of Downtown Portland with your local guide and discover why Portland is the coffee and donut capital of the world! We'll visit several genuinely local craft coffee houses for an interactive look at different styles and flavors of coffee. Plus we’ll munch on a bunch of locally-made donuts from shops you can only find right here in Portland. We like to think this the perfect way to discover Downtown Portland, see where locals get their coffee and donut fix, and have fun! Some things you can expect: - At least three different types of coffee and plenty of donuts at a total of 4-5 different shops. (Reasonable drinking sizes that most coffee drinkers can handle and enjoy.) - Devour several different flavors of classic donuts from a tiny donut shop. - Learn all about coffee and its history, including how coffee's third wave movement started right here in Portland! - Walk around the bustling streets of downtown to discover Portland’s quirkiness and preserved remnants of an historic past. - Learn the technique of brewing the perfect cup of coffee from a barista extraordinaire. - Visit the most unique Portland donut shop and find out why the donuts take 3-days to make. - Stand in Pioneer Courthouse Square and learn all about “Portland’s Living Room”. *We do not visit Voodoo or Blue Star during this tour as they are on the common tourist track.
Weird Portland Pub Tour - Bigfoot, UFOs, Beards and More
Join us on this walking pub tour and discover the weirdest things about Portland, Oregon. Have you heard about the guy who rides a unicycle around playing a bagpipe with flames shooting out of it? Or how about the farmers who snapped a photo of a UFO? Bigfoot sightings anyone? YOU HAVEN’T? This tour is for you! In Portland we LOVE to be different, unique, weird and wacky. People are encouraged to let their freak flag fly, wear whatever they want and be themselves. We’ve got stories of Portland’s weirdest gatherings and locals who do unbelievable things – from hijacking airplanes to creating a museum of oddities and searching for Bigfoot. If you’re visiting Portland and want to see the city from a local’s perspective, we’ve got you covered. Outside of the busy downtown area this tour is located in one of the cities vibrant neighborhoods. We visit quirky, unique local breweries where natives have been going for years. You’ll experience tried and true local favorites. The tour starts at Rogue Eastside Pub + Brewery and includes 1 full beer at the first stop. Drinks can be purchased at additional stops if you’d like. Your tour guide is an expert on local Portland legends, culture and the weirdness that makes the city tick.
Learn the joy/relaxation of cow milking
We will teach you how to milk a cow. *At the beginning we allow you time to spend with the animals. Petting, brushing, or just hanging out with them. *Next we take you through what we feed our animals and how we care for them. We can talk about what goes into the cleanliness of the process and getting everything ready. *We will then go through the experience of milking the cow (whether by hand or with the machine, you decide). Allowing you to do as much of the work as you feel comfortable with. *Afterwards we will strain the milk and get it cooled and clean up. *Before you leave we will give you the opportunity to taste any of the products from our farm with the option to purchase milk at a 50% discount. *Congrats! You will have milked a cow!
Portland's Underground Donut Tour
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Portland, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start near the PSU campus where we begin at Sesame Donuts and try some of their amazing sesame donuts as well as many others. We then take a nice walk through central Portland over to Fills Donuts to sample some of their daily specials. Their menu changes often. From there, it's off to NOLA Doughnuts where we'll sample beignets and some of the best chocolate donuts you've ever had. We'll finish the tour at Voodoo Doughnuts, where you can even skip the line (sometimes a 30-60 minute ordeal). We hope you can join us! Other things to note Currently, many of these shops do not have gluten free or vegan options, so options are very limited.
Beginner's glass blowing lessons in North Portland
Ever been interested in trying your hand at blowing glass? Join me in my private borosilicate glass studio for one-on-one instruction on how to make your first piece of glass art! I’m a professional borosilicate glass blower with over 10 years of experience and am offering private classes in my home studio in North Portland. Students will be taught basic glass blowing safety, skills, and will have the opportunity to create 2-3 pieces of glass art in a two-hour beginner’s lesson. Depending on experience, participants will have the chance to create a variety of items including marbles (typical for beginners), small sculptures, or a small glass ornament. If you make a fun marble I'm happy to turn it into a wine bottle stopper for you! Students get to keep any glass they create, and gain knowledge and hands-on experience in a very unique field. *Glass made during lesson will require kilning for durability, which takes a minimum of 4 hours. Most students choose to pick up the glass they made the next day (or at their earliest convenience). Interested in a class for two people? I'm happy to accommodate an extra person but only have one torch set up at a time, so both individuals will take turns blowing glass. In order to make sure you both get adequate time on the torch, I recommend extending class time to about 3 hours. Feel free to message me with any questions.